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Get Ryerson Ready

Whether you are excited or nervous (or a mix of both!) about your first year at Ryerson, we've got you! We're hosting events, workshops, and other experiences for students and their parents and supporters to help all incoming Ryerson students get ready for their first semester.

Our goal with Get Ryerson Ready is to offer enhanced summer transition programming for all incoming students to ensure you are feeling Ryerson ready to be successful as a first-year student.

WhyRyerson and Student Life and Learning Support are thrilled to support you on your Road to Ryerson. Here are just some of the faces you'll meet when you join us at Ryerson!

We are ready to help you with:

A List of Summer Transition Programs

We want to ensure that you have all of the information you need for the programming happening throughout the summer that will support your transition into Ryerson.

Pathways to Guide Your Transition

We've created pathways to guide you through writing, math, study skills, and community-focused programs to ease the transition into your studies in the Fall 2020 term. This programming will utilize technology platforms that you will also use throughout your studies at Ryerson, preparing you for life at Ryerson both online and in-person.

Multiple Ways to Experience Our Programming

Considering diverse learning styles and preferences, all of our programming will utilize multiple methods of delivery including online instructor-led learning, self-directed e-learning, and drop-in sessions (if/when it is possible).

We invite you to pre-register to receive ongoing updates and take a look at the offerings below. We'll continue to update this list and we can't wait to support you!

Have questions? Email sls@ryerson.ca for more information.

Topic Description Anticipated Dates (to be confirmed)
Let's Chat: Community Discussion Boards Looking to engage online with other new Ryerson students? We've created discussion boards for you to meet new people, connect with staff and upper year students, and have fun. Feel free to join as many or as few of the boards as you'd like. First Week of June TBC
#RoadtoRyerson: The Online Commuter Guide Did you know that most Ryerson students commute, some travelling more than 1.5 hours to get to campus? This resource--featuring panel conversations and a website--will provide you with advice, tips and tricks for how to make the most of your commuting time and the time you'll spend on campus! Week of August 17th TBC
Let's Chat: Community Café Community Cafe's will be an opportunity for you to join in and discuss things that are important to you. Topics may include: "What is Ryerson like?", "Demystifying the University Experience", Interfaith Discussions related to post-secondary education, and Leadership. Week of June 29th TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Let's Connect: Finding Communities You Connect With There's a place for you here! Each week we'll explore some of the communities across campus that you can connect with and join. Week of July 6th, TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Let's See What You've Got: Ryerson's Got Talent! We've all got talents! Join us on Instagram and show us your skills. Whether you sing, dance, do comedy, or play an instrument, we want to hear you! No experience required. Week of July 6th, TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Your #RoadtoRyerson: Understanding Ryerson 101 An introduction to the online pre-orientation program, Ryerson 101, in this session we will explore how to navigate the D2L platform (something you need to know for your academics, too) and showcase the other events we're hosting throughout the summer. Week of August 3rd, TBC (Weekly)
What to Expect: A Student Experience Panel Gathering students across years and programs, this panel will share their first year experiences and tips and tricks to conquer your first year! Week of June 29th, TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Let's Play: Games Nights We might be physically distancing but that doesn't mean we can't have fun, right?!? Join us for some fun and games, individually or as part of a team. Meet new friends and get free stuff. Week of July 13th TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Let's Create: Tutorial Tuesdays Join us weekly for Tutorial Tuesdays where we'll be exploring hobbies, DIYs, and other activities you can do at home. Everything we do will be using stuff you've already got, so there's no need to worry about preparing. We've got you! Week of July 6th, TBC (Bi-Weekly)
Topic Description Anticipated Dates (to be confirmed)
Self-Directed Learning: Advanced Functions Take some time to learn or review the Advanced Functions curriculum at your own pace, through instructional videos and interactive practice modules. This does not replace a Grade 12 U Mathematics prerequisite for admission, however it is available for you anytime you need a refresher on high school math topics.  Week of July 13 TBC
Faculty of Science Step-Ahead Online Math Course Part One What do Polynomial and Rational Equations, Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, and Trigonometric Equations have in common? They're three major topics that are key to success in math courses in the Faculty of Science. Take part in online lectures, labs and one-on-one tutoring as we review these topics! Start Date: Week of July 13 TBC
End Date: Week of August 3rd TBC
Faculty of Science Step-Ahead Online Math Course Part Two Here, you will advance to more challenging topics in preparation for your first-year math courses in the Faculty of Science. It is not required that you complete part one in this series, however you may find it beneficial. Start Date: Week of August 10 TBC
End Date: Week of August 20 TBC
Self-Directed Learning: Math Specific to the Faculty of Arts This self-directed series of modules will cover four topics that you may find helpful preparation for any Statistics course offered in this faculty: Integers, Equations of Lines, Percents, and Probability. Week of July 13 TBC
     

Keep checking back for additional resources related to your faculty as we continue to develop them!

Topic Description Anticipated Dates (To be confirmed)

Runway to University Writing

Wondering what written assignments are like in university? This quick module will give you a sneak peak at the major types of writing assignments encountered by undergraduate students across disciplines and how the writing process can work for you! Week of July 6th TBC
What's your point?: Argument and Structure  Intro Session
Whatever happened to the 'hamburger essay'? In this short module students will be introduced to the idea of a thesis statement and learn about the key differences between university and highschool writing.

Lecture
Get into an argument with us! Learn what makes a strong thesis statement and you'll never lose another debate.

Virtual Office Hours
Drop by the (virtual) office to get more insight on this week's topic. Any question about university-level writing is fair game. AMA!
Week of July 13th and Week of July 20th TBC (Virtual Office Hours)
Prove it!: Scholarly Research and Writing  Intro Session
The proof is in the pudding...or in this case, the journal articles! In this short e-learning module, you will learn how to make your arguments convincing with the help of scholarly sources.

Lecture
What’s the difference between description, opinion and analysis in writing? In this live Zoom lecture, you will learn to incorporate your own ideas into existing scholarly literature using critical reading, note taking, and analysis skills.

Virutal Office Hours
Drop by the (virtual) office to get more insight on this week's topic. Any question about university-level writing is fair game. AMA!
Week of July 27th TBC
Cite it!: The Basics of Referencing and Citations  Intro Session
This is all about the “P” word, AKA...plagiarism! In this short e-learning module you'll learn the importance of giving credit to the scholars whose ideas and research you use in your papers.

Lecture
Learn how to properly reference your work in university. Formats like APA and MLA provide frameworks that you will use to credit others' academic work and avoid issues with Ryerson's academic integrity policy.

Virtual Office Hours
Drop by the (virtual) office to get more insight on this week's topic. Any question about university-level writing is fair game. AMA!
Week of August 3rd TBC and Week of August 10th TBC (Virtual Office Hours)
Review it!: Effective Revision and Editing  Intro Session
Let your ideas shine! Learn self-editing strategies that can help you reduce the number of mistakes in your paper and make your ideas more clear.

Lecture
Let's make grammar errors a thing of the past! Tune in to this live Zoom lecture to learn how to avoid grammar mistakes that will confuse your reader.

Virtual Office Hours
Drop by the (virtual) office to get more insight on this week's topic. Any question about university-level writing is fair game. AMA!
Week of August 17th TBC
Topic Description Anticipated Dates (to be confirmed)
What to Expect: First Year University Academics (An Overview) Join us as we introduce you to the nuts and bolts of first-year university academic encounters, from how to read a course syllabus to communicating effectively with your profs! Week of July 6th, TBC
What to Expect: The University Lecture This is everything you need to know about attending lectures in University: taking good notes, strategies for extending your focus, and key content to listen for to improve your performance. Week of July 13th, TBC
What to Expect: Assignments, Tests and Where to Get Help Assignments look different in university. You need to seize opportunities for evaluation with confidence. Join us to learn more about how tests, exams, and assignments 'work' and where you can go for help in first year. Week of July 20th, TBC
What to Expect: Managing your Time and Energy for Academic Success If you're worried about how you are going to balance your academics with volunteer opportunities, work, commuting, or family responsibilities, we're here to support you with some advice, tips, and practical strategies for managing your time and energy effectively. Join us to learn more!

Week of July 27th TBC